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Old 04-06-2011, 01:35
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The 1973 Wicker Man is a classic, really good but I havent seen the remake.
If I was Howie I would have boffed Britt Ekland straight away
It is a decent film that puts another perspective on horror and religion.
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Old 04-06-2011, 19:46
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A fantastic film topped off by one of the best timed final scenes in cinema, where the wicker man's head slowly dips to reveal the sinking sun. They had one shot and it was serendipity that it worked out as it did.. Fantastic.
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Old 04-06-2011, 22:12
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/Deep breath

I think I can honestly say, with no doubt whatsoever, that the Wicker Man is my favourite film ever. If I had to pick one, one film that I love above all the others that I love, it'd be this one.

And I'm not even completely sure why. But I know I love it dearly.
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Old 04-06-2011, 22:30
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One of those films that has a unique feel to it(I would include Picnic at Hanging Rock in that descripton), Edward Woodward deeply religious pitched into a foreign world-the final scenes are iconic and stand as must sees for anyone who has an interest in film and film history.
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Old 04-06-2011, 22:40
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One of my top 10 films definitely.

Love the soundtrack too.
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Old 05-06-2011, 22:56
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It is a fantastic film with an eerie quality all of its own. Christopher Lee is great in it. He is one of our finest actors.
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Old 06-06-2011, 00:56
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Hmm. I always found this film ultimately disappointing, especially with regards to the end.

Don't get me wrong, I too love the strange, ringing eerieness to it, and some of the imagery is sublime (an overstocked sweet counter like something from a fairytale, or two masked faces suddenly at a window). But it all seems somewhat wasted on what amounts to little more than a slightly prosaic clash of beliefs. How I wish a film with such unique atmosphere had dipped its toe into the realm of the supernatural, the more obscurely the better. Could've given Don't Look Now a run for its money, which I always thought the better film.

But film is always a sensory experience, and on that level it's to be commended.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:54
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Love this film - a true British classic

The atmosphere is superb, and I like how it becomes more and more sinister as the film goes on, with the big twist at the end.
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Old 19-01-2013, 00:15
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The Wicker Man a true classic film, superb acting, beutitful locations, a fine example of British film making

the remake is just awful

Watching Britt in I'm A Celebrity last year.I kept on remembering her in the bedroom scene,tapping the walls.It doesn't get any better than that!.
I liked that scene aswell
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Old 19-01-2013, 00:17
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oops double post, sorry
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Old 19-01-2013, 11:55
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The Wicker Man a true classic film, superb acting, beutitful locations, a fine example of British film making

the remake is just awful



I liked that scene aswell
Unfortunately, most of the revealing shots from behind were done by a body double.

Still a nice scene though.
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Old 19-01-2013, 21:06
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I love this film. Bought the special edition version some years ago - the one with the interviews. There's a book, as well.
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Old 19-01-2013, 22:30
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Classic film. Discovered this film through Uni and its now one of my favourites. A true British classic.
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Old 20-01-2013, 04:39
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Yep

saw the film for the first time 10years ago now
loved it ever since - one of my all time faves.
got the soundtrack at the same time - love that to
there is something so likeable about it. The locations, the songs, the black humour, the characters, the side boob shots... its all quite perfect!
Even planned one day to find those locations on some sort of tour since I live in Scotland.
Met the director Robin Hardy at a Q&A in Edinburgh for a showing of Wicker Tree last year. Which was classed as a "spirited sequel" to The Wicker Man.
me and him and the Cameo cinema, Edinburgh! I was just so thrilled to have met him!!!!
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Old 20-01-2013, 10:26
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Love this film.Tried to watch the
dreaded remake and lost the will
to live after a very short period of
time,possibly ten minutes.Went
and read a book instead!
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Old 20-01-2013, 10:44
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Yep

saw the film for the first time 10years ago now
loved it ever since - one of my all time faves.
got the soundtrack at the same time - love that to
there is something so likeable about it. The locations, the songs, the black humour, the characters, the side boob shots... its all quite perfect!
Even planned one day to find those locations on some sort of tour since I live in Scotland.
Met the director Robin Hardy at a Q&A in Edinburgh for a showing of Wicker Tree last year. Which was classed as a "spirited sequel" to The Wicker Man.
me and him and the Cameo cinema, Edinburgh! I was just so thrilled to have met him!!!!
Robin Hardy survives then, I was not very impressed by the Wicker tree, the original is a truly great film. Perhaps Ecosse could make a "40 years later" how things are now going on Summerisle" kind of film, I'm sure a few more virgins need to be sacrificed
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:12
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Robin Hardy survives then, I was not very impressed by the Wicker tree, the original is a truly great film. Perhaps Ecosse could make a "40 years later" how things are now going on Summerisle" kind of film, I'm sure a few more virgins need to be sacrificed
The Wicker Tree was based on Hardy's own novel, Cowboys of Christ. But I kind of wished they made a direct sequel to the Wicker Man - as you said - some 40 years later kind of thing. As the Wicker Tree was a little disappointing.

I did read a few years ago (The Wicker Tree has been in production since 2007) that there is going to be a 3rd movie -making a trilogy sort of thing! would love to a return back to Summerisle
but whats actually planned is not quite the case

and to be fair The Wicker Tree is a 1000 times better than the Wicker Man remake.
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:24
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I love the Wicker Man. I also have the DVDs' of this as well. On my DVDs' they are classed as the Orginal Theater version and the Director's Cut which I thought was a bargin when I only paid a fiver for it as there was 2 discs.

Chrisopher Lee and Edward Woodward where great in it the film and i'm going to watch them again sometime.
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Old 20-01-2013, 15:43
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The Wicker Tree was based on Hardy's own novel, Cowboys of Christ. But I kind of wished they made a direct sequel to the Wicker Man - as you said - some 40 years later kind of thing. As the Wicker Tree was a little disappointing.

I did read a few years ago (The Wicker Tree has been in production since 2007) that there is going to be a 3rd movie -making a trilogy sort of thing! would love to a return back to Summerisle
but whats actually planned is not quite the case

and to be fair The Wicker Tree is a 1000 times better than the Wicker Man remake.
Yes I do agree with that statement, perhaps "Willow" can get her lips reduced in size & reprise her role? A re-visit, rather than a re-make of the story is always better, as a long time Supporter of Terry Nations 1970s Survivors BBC TV series, a 30 years on plot was my suggestion, but they did the re-make & made a huge mess of it, & that was that! The golden goose killed.
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Old 20-01-2013, 19:42
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Great movie

I would have wickered the hell out of Britt Ekland.
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Old 20-01-2013, 19:44
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Old 20-01-2013, 19:54
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I like to think that the sacrifice worked, and the harvest the following year was plentiful.
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:00
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I thought the remake was quite good, but wouldn't watch it again though.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:44
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The Muppet Version - http://issuu.com/soundofdrowning/docs/muppetwickerman
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Old 27-01-2013, 13:38
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i was wondering, is the Directors cut worth buying?
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